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Frontier dedicates Orville, the Red Cardinal, to the State of Ohio

N228FR "Orville, the Red Cardinal" takes off from ATL - Photo: Andrew Thon (N960DL) - OPShots Contributor//

N228FR “Orville, the Red Cardinal” takes off from ATL – Photo: Andrew Thon (N960DL) – OPShots Contributor//


On Sunday, April 12th, Frontier Airlines dedicated N228FR (cn 5526) an Airbus A320-214 to the state of Ohio. The plane, which has been repainted in the new livery, has a tail featuring Ohio’s state bird, the red Cardinal. The plane was dedicated to Ohio in honor of Frontier’s expansion at both Cleveland Hopkins and Cincinnati Covington. N228FR is also dedicated to aviation explorer Orville Wright, a native Ohioan. The airline issued a video and photo, at this link, to publicize the dedication.

This is the first time the Denver-based carrier has tailored an aircraft paint scheme to any state.

The dedication comes with a two-day fare sale for each-way tickets to Raleigh-Durham and Seattle, Frontier’s new nonstop destinations out of Cleveland that begin April 30.

Frontier spokesman Todd Lehmacher said, “Ohio — and specifically Cleveland and Cincinnati — is an important part of the Frontier network. We wanted to dedicate an aircraft to the Buckeye State to show our heartfelt appreciation for the embrace the people of Ohio have given our low fare service.”


World Airline News: Frontier dedicates Orville, the Red Cardinal, to the State of Ohio

The Plain Dealer: Frontier Airlines gives nod to Ohio with cardinal painted on jet; flies in with two-day fare sale

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